Anam Cara

Anam Cara : A Book of Celtic Wisdom

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Anam Cara is a rare synthesis of philosophy, poetry, and spirituality. This work will have a powerful and life-transforming experience for those who read it. --Deepak Chopra

John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for soul friend, the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as: Light is generousThe human heart is never completely bornLove as ancient recognitionThe body is the angel of the soulSolitude is luminousBeauty likes neglected placesThe passionate heart never agesTo be natural is to be holySilence is the sister of the divineDeath as an invitation to freedom
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 121.67 x 217.17 x 15.24mm | 190.51g
  • HarperPaperbacks
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 006092943X
  • 9780060929435
  • 1,886

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Anam Cara is a radiant source of wisdom, a link between the human and the divine. This work is a blessed, rare gem.--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Be Careful What You Pray For, Prayer Is Good Medicine, and Healing Words; executive editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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